Fracture Analysis Consultants, Inc

May 14 2018

FRANC3D 7.1.2. fixes the following:
1) add temperature setting to CFT (crack face traction) dialog
2) modify analysis code solution when temperature set for CFT
3) fix Nastran PCH file stress reader (for CFT based on external stress file)
4) automatically adjust SIF computation settings if CFT or CFC (crack face contact) turned on
5) fix Ansys CFC pressure output macro
6) add to Abaqus reader for contact output data (for fretting)
7) add support for analysis load substeps in fretting module
8) update to crack front merging
9) minor bug fixes in SIF display and life integration display
10) status update info line added for time-consuming processes

Mar 28 2018

FRANC3D 7.1.1. fixes the following:
1) changed some recursive function calls to use heap memory to avoid crashes in MSWindows
2) add "small sliding" to Abaqus contact options
3) allow user to switch 'master' and 'slave' surfaces for Abaqus constraint and contact connections between local and global model portions
4) fix the extra connection names for local and global connection
5) remove interface when importing meshes of brick elements directly connected to tet elements

Changes from Version 7.1.0 to are provided here.

Changes from Version 7.0 to 7.1.0 are provided here.

The Version 7.0 documentation is still available, but is bundled into a single zip file. Training slides for Version 7.1 have not been updated yet, but Version 7.0 training slides are still available.



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FRANC3D has had a long development history starting in the late 1980's at Cornell University. The FRANC3D/Classic (boundary element based) software is still available from the Cornell Fracture Group, but it is no longer supported and will not run on many current platforms as it is restricted to 32bit and XWindows graphics. An all new version of FRANC3D was started in 2005 by FAC and commercial licensed copies have been shipping since 2010. The development history is shown here: